See the difference with nipple/areola re-pigmentation

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Completing your journey of recovery

Nipple/Areola re-pigmentation can be essential to your confidence. Self-esteem and confidence must start from inside, and how you feel and view yourself is key to this. This specialist medical tattooing treatment is often the final touch on a long journey of surgery, treatment and reconstruction for both men and women.

I’ll work with you during and after the recovery stage, looking to rebuild your confidence. Treating you with the sensitivity, empathy and discretion that you deserve, I’ll support you through the process, from the consultation through to aftercare. You can have complete confidence that I’ll be with you all the way.

What can Medical Tattooing do?

  • 3D nipple plus areola post mastectomy / reconstruction – bilateral or unilateral
  • Areola too pale
  • Asymmetry in size and shape
  • Too small proportionally
  • Surgery scars surrounding areola

How does it work?

Pigments can be used to create an areola from scratch or to enlarge or darken an existing areola. Shading and highlighting can create the ‘illusion of protrusion’ for a 3D nipple. This will be done in a number of sessions building up the colour and detail over time.

In almost all instances of breast cancer where a mastectomy is needed, the nipple and areola will be removed and the reconstructed breast will just be skin colour. A 3D nipple can be added as an extra surgery but is still just skin colour. Nipple areola tattooing offers the final touch of colour and definition after a long journey of surgery, treatment and reconstruction.

Post treatment

After a treatment the area will look red, sometimes raised and darker than the desired result. It can take three to seven days to heal, slight sloughing may occur and then the colour will look approximately 50% lighter.

Medical Tattooing can last between one to five years before a Colour Boost may be needed.
The risks involved are minimal;

  • As with all injection sites there is a risk of infection. To minimise this risk the aftercare needs to be adhered to. A dressing can be applied for the initial 48 hours to help reduce this risk.
  • On a few occasions the skin does not retain the pigment well.

Consultation

An initial consultation of half an hour is required to determine your expectations and suitability of treatment.

This is followed by a half hour appointment at the same time, or on a subsequent date for a colour analysis and colour and sensitivity patch test.

After a healing period, a review is required to put together a treatment plan based on the results of the patch test area (approximate number of sessions, length of each session, healing period timescale and cost).

Pre-Treatment

24 hours prior; do not take the following substances: Stimulants: Tea, coffee, soft drinks with caffeine or other substances containing stimulants.

Treatment

The number of sessions will be dependent upon the type of treatment needed, the level of discolouration and how well the aftercare is adhered to.

The treatment is NOT painful but can be tender. Anaesthetic can be used before and during the treatment to control the sensation.

Cost is applied per treatment sequence and will be discussed during the consultation.

Aftercare (For 7-14 days after the procedure)

NO WATER EXPOSURE for 48 hours and then minimal water for the following week.

AVOID EXPOSURE TO SUN, TANNING BEDS AND UV RAYS. Use effective sunscreen 30SPF or higher for protection.

DO NOT TOUCH THE AREA No scratching, rubbing, or picking the scabs.

AVOID USING COSMETICS ON THE AREA including facial creams, cleansers, aloe Vera, etc.

AVOID seafood, salty and spicy foods.

AVOID SWIMMING, hot baths, showers and Jacuzzis.

AVOID taking multivitamins with Vitamin A in, or using Retinol containing products on the area.

Contraindications

  • Scarring that is unhealed
  • Keloid scarring that has been treated with steroids
  • Roaccutane use in the preceding 6 months
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding

Price list

Online Consultation £95
In-Clinic Consultation Harley Street, London or Betchworth, Surrey £195
15 minute online review following your treatment to determine the healing process and final results FOC
In-clinic review following treatment £45
Medical tattooing prices are quoted during the consultation as treatments
are bespoke

Price list

Online Consultation £95
In-Clinic Consultation, Harley Street London or Betchworth, Surrey £195
15 minute online review following your treatment to determine the healing process and final results FOC
In-clinic review following treatment £45
Medical tattooing prices are quoted during the consultation as treatments are bespoke

Nipple/Areola Re-pigmentation Before & Afters

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Due to the nature of the areas that I work on, not all photographs can be shared publicly. Extra Before and After photographs can be shown during consultation.

"Dear Rae, Literally can't thank you enough for my amazing nipples - I'll take very good care of them, I promise! I got home, my husband walked through the door and I burst out crying at the relief of finally having closure. A really special moment! Looking forward to seeing you in September and once again, so much thanks!"

"The sympathetic thought and care Rae showed me throughout the whole process of my nipple tattoos after a double mastectomy was exceptional and the results were absolutely fantastic. I trusted her so implicitly, I went back for semi-permanent eyebrow treatment! If you have any doubts about the process and results, then be assured that Rae is the best!!"

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It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Rae Denman Medical Tattoo & Expert Witness Ltd. We offer a space for everyone who is negatively impacted by their visible difference to come and get advice, treatment, and aftercare in a safe and non-judgemental environment, as well as specialist training to be able to offer YOUR patients the same.

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If you’re here to address a visible difference, you can be confident that this is the first step towards reinvigorated confidence and zest for getting on with your life. Whether your visible difference is large or small, able to be covered or not, and whatever age, sex, race, or distinction, you will be taken seriously and treated respectfully.

I combine my extensive training and body art skills with a warm, empathetic approach to help you feel at ease.

I specialise in the visible reduction of scarring and skin grafts.

After achieving a BA Hons in Graphic Design, I focused within the Medical Tattooing industry and attained a wealth of qualifications including a Diploma of Excellence in Cosmetic tattooing, Diploma in Professional MakeUp & Body painting, and Core Synchronism Lymphatic from The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. I also developed my expertise further with specific courses at The British Association of Skin Camouflage and several courses focused on scarring, areola, camouflage, skin grafts, vitiligo and facial feature restoration.

Previously I worked in the NHS Burns and Plastics Department at Morriston Hospital and now work privately at The London Scar Clinic, Harley Street and in Reigate, Surrey.

What is said about Rae…

As one of the country’s leading experts in this specialist area, Rae Denman has formulated new techniques for scarring as well as Port Wine Stain coverage. Rae is the only person in the UK to offer Medical tattooing for the coverage of Port Wine Stains, bringing international patients to the UK for this specialist service as well as scar camouflage.

Rae is also dedicated to her role as a medico-legal expert witness and report writer, focusing on condition and prognosis reports for patients with scarring.

Rae has worked as a Para-medical Camouflage Consultant for The Katie-Piper Foundation, working one-to-one with burn survivors, and was featured on television and in the press, and won awards for Life Changing Procedure for her ground-breaking work.

Rae Denman’s clinic work includes medical tattooing for: scar, hypopigmentation and skin graft re-pigmentation; nipple/areola and cleft lip restoration; gender reassignment realism; port wine stain camouflage and para-medical camouflage for temporary concealment of birthmarks, thread veins, vitiligo, rosacea as well as all features of Permanent Make-up.

Mrs Rae Denman has had research published in Psychology, Health and Medicine, Feb 9th 2021. “My face in someones else hands”: A qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss. (Nicola Stock, Nicholas D Sharratt.)

 

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Locations

Are you looking for a specialist for Medical Tattoo treatments or Permanent Makeup? I have clinics in Marylebone, London & Reigate, Surrey.

Get in touch to arrange a consultation so we can discuss your needs on 07967 758714

Rae Denman Tattoo & Expert Witness Ltd

Located at: Tillow Barn
Roothill Lane,
Brockham,
BETCHWORTH,
RH3 7AS

Rae Denman Tattoo & Expert Witness Ltd

Located at: The London Scar Clinic
152 Harley Street,
London,
W1G 7LH

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